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Posted 6/26/2018

Release no. 18-032


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Vanessa Villarreal
Vanessa.Villarreal@usace.army.mil

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2), and Country Club Hills Mayor James Ford will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a water main replacement project in Country Club Hills, Ill.:

 

WHEN:           Thursday, July 5, 2018

WHERE:         414 Cambridge Drive / near the intersection of Pulaski Road and Cambridge Drive

TIME:             10 a.m.

 

The project will include replacing 760 linear feet of eight-inch water main on Hawthorne Drive, 2140 linear feet of eight-inch water main on Cambridge Drive/179th Street, and 10 fire hydrants; plus restoring parkway and pavement. 

The new water mains and valves are made of materials resistant to corrosive soils. This is expected to decrease the frequent water main breaks resulting from naturally-occurring corrosive chemicals in the surrounding soils. The existing water mains will be abandoned in place and the new water mains will be located beneath streets within the public right-of-way and away from utilities commonly located beneath sidewalks on parkways.